The Member of Board of Trustees at the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Ali Al-Sallaby said that the departure of the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli and the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk is the beginning of the political solution in Libya and “he first step towards elections as part of integrated transitional course to establish the Libyan state”.
Al-Sallaby asked the newly appointed United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, to include all Libyan factions in the political process, he added that the “political solution in Libya has to be consensual, and include all factions either Libya Dawn, Derna Shoura Council, Benghazi Shoura Council or Dignity operation, beside tribal leaders who are highly respected among Libyans and notables, to the national dialogue to be genuine”.
Al-Sallaby pointed that both the HoR and the GNC don’t enjoy wide popular wrap, he said that “the HoR is dissolved based on the court’s ruling, and after 20 October it violated constitutional declaration as it didn’t held national referendum to extend its mandate, so the parliament is illegitimate. The GNC won’t contribute to the security and stability of Libya. With all my respect to all personals of both sides”.
He confirmed that “any government comes out of weak bodies would be weaker”. He added that “Libya is in a great need to real peace conference, include all sectors and factions inside Libya, without any exclusions, so that each party would elect its representatives in the dialogue process, but depending only on personals selected by former UN envoy, Bernardino Leon, otherwise it will be just waste of time and effort on the expense of Libyan people, security and economy”.